Saturday, October 24, 2015

The NaNoWriMo Tag

Surprise... I wasn't tagged for a thing but I decide to do it anyway! Woah... hehe. This was created by the absolutely lovely Kristina Horner on Youtube so all credit for the questions goes to her!

1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?

This will be my third time.

2. How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?

Okay, this is actually a bit of a long story so feel free to skip and look at the next question instead.
I used to frequent this site (I won't say the name of it) but it was not in anyway a writing site. Anyway, someone held a competition where they provided a prompt and you had to write a ~10,000 word story in one month. The creator mentioned that it was a lot like the NaNoWriMo challenge. I had no idea what that was, so I looked it up and the rest is history!
That wasn't as long as I thought.
3. What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?
Ominous Waters. It was about magic and pirates and sirens and things. I still rather like it.

4. Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.
A girl and her brother try to slay dragons. That is awful. These one sentence summary things STRESS me out.

5. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
I'm not sure I've ever been given writing advice, actually! But a couple of my favorite writing quotes are:

"Good fiction creates its own reality." ~ Nora Roberts
"Whether or not you write well, write bravely." ~Bill Stout

6. Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?
Not yet! I might one day though. Sadface.

7. What's your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?
a) Music is always a big one. Specifically, a composer called Thomas Bergensen.
b) I have really weird dreams. I write them down sometimes. Then I can create a novel or short story based off them later. I had a weird one last night actually, that I have yet to write down...
c) When I was younger (elementary/primary school...) I had a lot of, erm, interesting, ideas that I jotted down. Occasionally I'll use those.

8. Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.
"The Pig Snout Bar lived up to its name." (Ominous Waters, 2013)
Yeah, that's one I still need to edit...

9. Why do you love writing?
Writing has always been a part of my life, ever since I was very small. I'm also a third generation writer, since both my Grandma and my Mom loved to write. Some of my only memories with my mom is writing a book with her! (It was about dragons who baked cookies for their Grandma when they went to their Grandma's house. I was obviously in charge of the plot. It was a masterpiece, tbh.) I love how I get full control over what happens power is mine at last! mwahahahah and I can create something from nothing.
I work much better with a deadline, so NaNoWriMo is honestly a real motivator for me.


  1. Ooh this is such a fabulous tag!! And I love that you're writing about dragons!! (ME TOOOO!) Although mine are shape-shifting dragons and are the protagonists. hehe. But still!! Brother/sister duo sounds awesome.
    I also kind of *coughs* the power of deciding what happens in a book. XD It's like payback to all the books I read where I have NO IDEA of that big plot twist coming. ;)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

      Exactly! I have complete control at last! *cackles* I... um... I mean it *is* quite nice, deciding what gets to happen *shifty eyes*

  2. Such a fun tag! :) I'm definitely stealing it . . .

    YAY FOR DREAMS. Some of my best stories/story ideas have come from weird dreams. I keep a notebook on my nightstand now because of it. :P

    Oh gosh, those one sentence summaries kill me every time. It always ends up being really long with tons of commas and makes barely any sense by the time I'm done writing it. xD

    1. Yay! It's a really fun tag so I can't wait to see your answers!

      Yes, I do too! I find if I don't write them down immeadietly, I forget them, and then story ideas are lost. :(

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggles with one sentence summaries! Mine always end up horrible XD


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